Spanish Courses

 

SPAN101 Spanish 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to Spanish speech sounds, their discrimination, production and transcription, the vocabulary in context and basic speech patterns, and development of essential grammatical concepts. Conversation and readings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN102 Spanish 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to Spanish speech sounds, their discrimination, production and transcription, the vocabulary in context and basic speech patterns, and development of essential grammatical concepts. Conversation and readings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN105 Basic Spanish for Criminal Justice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Develops Spanish language skills necessary for various criminal justice professions. Includes emphasis on Latino culture and may include visits to the local prison to interact with Hispanic inmates. Not a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language. No previous knowledge of Spanish language required. Not a substitute for SPAN101.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


SPAN110 Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A basic Spanish language skills course for various medical professions and medical service personnel.  It includes emphasis on Latino culture and may include visits to hospitals to interact with medical workers/Hispanic patients.  This course is not a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language and thus not a substitute for SPAN101.  No previous knowledge of Spanish language is required.  No restrictions on enrollment.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

SPAN201 Spanish 3

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A review of fundamental facts and skills, followed by progressively more extensive and complex exercises in listening, speaking, and reading. Emphasis the second semester is on the retention and application of Spanish idiom in written composition from paragraph to theme. Prepares the student for mature reading and discussion in Spanish and for the pursuit of advanced courses.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN202 Spanish 4

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A review of fundamental facts and skills, followed by progressively more extensive and complex exercises in listening, speaking, and reading. Emphasis the second semester is on the retention and application of Spanish idiom in written composition from paragraph to theme. Prepares the student for mature reading and discussion in Spanish and for the pursuit of avanced courses.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN203 Culture of Spain
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Covers the evolution of Spanish culture in all of its diverse facets. Readings, recordings, videos and material from the internet are used to analyze Spain and her people in the past and present. Written and oral reports, lectures and discussions in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN204 Latin American Culture
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
The course is designed to give the student an introduction to Latin America. The material treated includes Latin American politics, history, race, languages, customs, geography, great men and women, economy, arts, music, and psychology. Of necessity, depth is sacrificed for breadth.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

SPAN205 Beginning Spanish Composition & Conversation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to improve and develop written and oral expression in Spanish. Some attention will be paid to correctional phonetics. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN215 Presentations from Hispanic Theatre

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The presentation of one-act contemporary Hispanic plays or of scenes from longer works of dramatic literature. Pronunciation exercises, play analysis, written exercises, and an introduction to basic techniques for the presentation of dramatic material will all serve to enable the student to deliver assigned lines in a natural and convincing manner.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN300 Advanced Conversation through Hispanic Film

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Written and oral analyses of a number of outstanding Hispanic films serve to develop further students' ability to communicate in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN307 Intro Spanish Literature

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the different literary genres as represented by selected works of outstanding Spanish authors. Introduces the student to the basic techniques of literary analysis and to the principal themes and unique characteristics of the literature produced in Spain. Motivates and prepares students for more specialized independent reading and investigation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN308 Intro Spanish American Literatur

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Selected readings in prose fiction, drama, and poetry from all periods. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of literary theory as reflected in the works read. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN312 Advanced Spanish

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An intensive study of Spanish, providing review of basic grammar as well as examining more advanced topics not treated in Spanish I-IV. Emphasis on problem areas of the language through a variety of exercises and applications of grammar principles.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN313 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to develop in the student a facility in the use and comprehension of oral Spanish, as well as in reading and written expression. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN314 Spanish Phonetics & Linguistics
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Introduction to general linguistic concepts. Comparison of Spanish and English speech production and language patterns. Application of linguistics to the teaching of Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

SPAN318 Spanish Drama 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the major works of the Spanish theater from the second half of the 19th century until the present time. Trends in the evolution of modern drama will be identified and analyzed and the nature of a dramatic work in performance will be considered.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN320 Contemporary Spanish Women's Fiction

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Focuses on the Spanish narrative written by outstanding female authors from the Spanish Civil War to the present. The novels and short stories to be studied in class are examples of a new female identity and subjectivity and of women's struggle for individuality.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN322 Spanish American Regionalist Novel & the Short Story

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Application of literary concepts to selected readings in the novel and short story "of the land" from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Typical works treat the native and the common man. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN323 Spanish American Contemporary Novel and the Short Story

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Application of literary concepts to selected readings of the Spanish American novel and short story of the contemporary period including such authors as Borges, Carpentier, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN328 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of major films produced in Spain, with emphasis on the three leading directors: Luis Buñuel, Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodóvar. (All films are subtitled; no knowledge of Spanish is necessary for the seminar.) Basic concepts of film criticism will be applied to analyses of films and social history and aesthetic movements will be considered where necessary to an understanding of specific films.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPAN618 Spanish Drama 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A study of the major works of the Spanish theater from the second half of the 19th century until the present time. Trends in the evolution of modern drama will be identified and analyzed and the nature of a dramatic work in performance will be considered.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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